This Saturday, April 6, the City of Seattle will hold its annual City Hall Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be an opportunity for the public to learn about city government, meet with elected officials, and tour City Hall. There will be acrobatic and dance performances, and even a Seattle Animal Shelter pet adoption center for folks looking for a cuddly companion. A crowd of 600 is expected to attend the event. Mobile food vendors will be parked in the west curb lane of Fifth Avenue, adjacent to City Hall. Traffic may be slightly congested along Fifth Avenue between Cherry and James streets.
Also on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Main Armory Floor at the Seattle Center, over 1100 children and adults are expected each day for a fun-filled afternoon at the Seattle Center Whirligig! Inflatable Rides event. Meanwhile from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day the Seattle Men’s Chorus’ “Dancing Queen” show will be taking place at McCaw Hall with some 1000 people attending each day. The combination of the two events both days could make for heavier pedestrian and vehicle traffic than usual around the center grounds, particularly on Broad Street and on Mercer Street.
On Saturday night from 10:30 p.m. to 12 Midnight, a group of 30 transit riders and supporters, including elected officials, will be gathering at 1541 15th Avenue W for a short rally which will be followed by a march up the Magnolia Bridge and into central Magnolia. The march will highlight the impact of transit service cuts on communities and neighborhoods and tell the state legislature that King County needs local options for funding transit. The marchers will use the sidewalks, but may cause a distraction and subsequent slow down of traffic in the area.
Conact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114